Sanitised

Increasingly our world is becoming sanitised, not just from nasty bugs, but from what collectively the activists in society are deeming to be unsuitable and those who really hold power.

Unsuitable is subjective and the danger of sanitising speech, views, interests, words, food and the list goes on, it is subject very often to a narrow lens of perspective aimed at all by a few, who we currently have no control over or are even aware of.

Peer pressure then completes the job. We live in fear of being inappropriate, of offending, of even putting the rubbish in the wrong coloured bin.

Yet we live in the most disconnected, addiction filled, depressed state that the human race has ever been in, sure we live longer (so we are told) and yes we all have a supposedly higher standard of living than ever. Yet we live in a dark time for community, connection, love, empathy, kindness, care of our fellow human, we live with hatred, war, genocide, oppression, racism, mental health issues, homelessness, destruction of our environment with the decimation of nearly all other living species.

We care more about whether we can say ‘blind’ or ‘visually impaired’ than the far more greater causes for concern. That does not mean we do not care what we say and how we are towards others, we can always choose to be kind over being unpleasant. But let us be sanitising the right things like the abuse of the world by giant corporations, by politicians, by excessively wealthy individuals (like 26 people who have the same wealth as 3.8 billion poorest people) and the other things already mentioned.

Perhaps the agenda of those who really run the world is to distract us with the minutia and the trivial so as we do not look too closely at them and what they do. If we are all fighting each other, over the unimportant mainly, from our hate-filled bubbles, usually behind the safety of the ether and screen, then how is it possible to focus on what is really happening?

We do not need any more sanitising we need more curiosity, more questioning and less acceptance of every broadcast from the system. George Orwell accurately predicted our world in his book ‘1984’, who would have believed we’d actually allow it to happen.

We need to shine our collective light onto the world and bring about a change from what we have, we need to bring peace, love, kindness, empathy, compassion and our collective humanity together.

Anaesthetised

An overload of ‘shock and awe’ news over the last few decades have anaesthetised the population to almost anything.

There is selective fake hysterical shock whipped up by the media to cause division and distraction about certain things such as benefit cheating, ‘terror’ and celebrity news. Essentially the creation of people or things to hate and vilify.

Now the ‘machine’ has succeeded in controlling the masses in an Orwellian way that previous despots and dictators could have only dreamed off in their warped heads. The 20th-century villains we amateurs in comparison.

The level of questioning and curiosity with the narrative presented to us is almost zero, the blind acceptance is at best staggering. People have become fearful of different, fearful of questioning and with an education system programmed for compliance, removal of creativity and the enforcement of the myths that control us, the chance of this changing is diminished further. Maybe many are fearful of a different voice, fearful of listening, as they may have to challenge what they believe, maybe they will not fit in anymore. Better perhaps to fit in than to look through a different set of glasses.

The excuses of ‘what can I do?’ used to allow ourselves off the hook has always been there, but I do believe that it is now deeper than mild indifference, or feeling of inability to change the situation, it is now that most are cold and unaffected, programmed to accept. A blind faith that the one voice is right and any variance is treason, dangerous and must be silenced.

Not that they are bad humans or maliciously uncaring, it is that the overwhelm, the manipulation, the conditioning and myths that we follow have created a canvas for the ruling elite to get away with almost anything.

All I would say is remain curious, follow your instincts, have the courage to voice what you believe and be prepared to be open to all views and opinions. You may stay with the same views and that is OK, in fact, none of my business as this is all opinion. But worth exploring at very least that there could be an alternative to what we are told.

The anaesthetic wears off eventually and the more you question, the quicker it goes. The better informed we become when we take into account all voices, even if you do not like some of them.

On all sides of the debate, it is better not be anaesthetised with only your worldview.